For all of you who were unable to attend this year’s Purple Martin Festival in downtown Fort Myers, we would like to share a little portion of the evening. First of all, a big “Thank You” to our host and local businessman, Ron Kopko, for this entertaining event. “The Bar Association” is a local bar and pub that attracts many downtown residents and Sanibel business people. You never know who you will be rubbing shoulders with or dancing next to!
Celebrating the nightly nesting of the Purple Martins were Florida Repertory Theater‘s Robert and Carrie Cacioppo.
Speaking of never knowing who you might rub shoulders with, does anyone know who this is?
Also, we send a huge “Thank You” to the mistress of ceremonies,Â Gina Taylor, Director of the Lee Trust For Historic Preservation. All proceeds raised from the event’s raffle were donated to this organization that promotes preservation and purchases threatened historic structures within Lee County, Florida. And for anyone who might be interested in other interesting facts about the beautiful Purple Martins, there is a Purple Martin Conservation Association located in Erie, PA .